String Freeze Exception: The welcome screen should warn the user from possible data loss

Bug #855328 reported by Ara Pulido on 2011-09-21
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Daniel Manrique

Bug Description

The welcome screen should warn the user that all applications might be closed before starting the testing, as some tests might cause the system to freeze, suspend or reboot and data might be lost.

This is very critical, as many users will start using this application in Oneiric for the UF programme

String Freeze Exception:

This warning message is very important. People are going to use checkbox in Oneiric thanks to the Ubuntu Friendly programme. People could lose data, if they don't save their stuff before starting testing

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Daniel Manrique (roadmr) on 2011-09-22
Changed in checkbox:
assignee: Canonical Hardware Certification (canonical-hw-cert) → Daniel Manrique (roadmr)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Daniel Manrique (roadmr) wrote :

I linked a branch that adds this warning string, I did it in a way that doesn't change the existing "welcome" message, but concatenates a new string on it. This way, we're not actually "changing" an existing string, but "adding" a new one, which could make it easier for translators to manage the change.

Let me know if the phrasing of the warning could be improved (I'm sure it could), and how to handle merging this if a UI freeze exception is approved.

I won't propose merging into trunk until it's clear how to handle all this.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

The string looks good to me. I was going to jump on this one too and you said pretty much exactly what I was going to say.

Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

I like the string as well :-)

Changed in checkbox:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Ara Pulido (ara) on 2011-09-27
description: updated
summary: - The welcome screen should warn the user from possible data loss
+ String Freeze Exception: The welcome screen should warn the user from
+ possible data loss
description: updated
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Ok, I see it makes sense, as it's a critical piece of info; +1 from translations.

Thanks Daniel for decoupling the new string from the original welcome message, so that the latter will remain unchanged in those languages it already has been translated.

Please upload asap, so that the new translations template makes it to Launchpad in time for translators to translate the new string.

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2011-09-30
Changed in checkbox:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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